World Cup 2014

World Cup fever has gained a lot of momentum since the Dutch team won last Friday. The World Cup 2014 also known as WK is hosted in Brazil this year, and Spain was the first opposing team that the Netherlands faced. Everyone was rushing to get home or to the nearest bar to watch the game, […]

Ondertrouw aka “intent to marry”

In order to get married in the Netherlands, one person from the intended union has to be a Dutch citizen or permanent resident. Sorry, no vacation weddings here! Also, there is a minimum 2 week waiting period before you can legally get married. The countdown starts when you submit the “ondertrouw” which loosely translates to […]

My wedding day in Amsterdam

There are many reasons why people move to Amsterdam, work, study, adventure… I came for love. My husband is Dutch, and I moved here a few months before our wedding. We had planned to get married in Amsterdam, and there were many challenges with planning a wedding while I was in New York, and also navigating […]